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McIlroy plans to defend FedExCup title: report

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 7:56pm
(Reuters) - Rory McIlroy plans to play again this year after suggesting last week that he might not compete again in 2017 to aid his recovery from a back muscle injury, according to his management group.

Golf: At home Simpson halfway co-leader at Greensboro

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 6:24pm
GREENSBORO, North Carolina (Reuters) - Webb Simpson recovered from two consecutive bogeys to join fellow American Ryan Armour in the lead on 13-under par after the second round at the Wyndham Championship on Friday.

Muguruza outlasts Kuznetsova, next faces Pliskova in Cincinnati

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 6:17pm
(Reuters) - Fourth-seeded Spaniard Garbine Muguruza won a lengthy battle against Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia 6-2 5-7 7-5 on a hot and windy day to reach the Cincinnati Open semi-finals on Friday.

Nadal sets up Kyrgios quarter-final in Cincinnati

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 5:30pm
(Reuters) - Top-seeded Spaniard Rafael Nadal defeated fellow countryman Albert Ramos-Vinolas in straight sets on Friday to set up a mouth-watering quarter-final against Australian Nick Kyrgios.

Brazil police seek charges for alleged World Cup stadium graft

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 4:33pm
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's Federal Police have called for the indictment of 21 people, including two ex-governors of the capital Brasilia, for allegedly overcharging 559 million reais ($178 million) in the renovation of the stadium used in the 2014 World Cup.

Golf: Under-pressure Ogilvy fires up late to make Greensboro cut

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 4:08pm
GREENSBORO, North Carolina (Reuters) - Former U.S. Open champion Geoff Ogilvy, his Tour card for next year on the line, responded by producing a strong finish to the second round at the Wyndham Championship on Friday.

Golf: Underdogs Europe seize early one-point lead in Solheim Cup

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 4:05pm
(Reuters) - Underdogs Europe won the last two Solheim Cup matches in the opening foursomes session to take a 2-1/2 to 1-1/2 lead over the United States on Friday in the biennial tournament at the Des Moines Golf & Country Club in Iowa.

Tennis: Stosur withdraws from U.S. Open with injured hand

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 11:47am
(Reuters) - Former U.S. Open champion Samantha Stosur of Australia has withdrawn from the tournament with an injured right hand, organizers said on Friday.

Olympics: British aerial skier Wallace suffers head injury in training crash

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 9:36am
(Reuters) - British aerial skier Lloyd Wallace has sustained a serious head injury after a training accident and is in hospital in Switzerland, the International Ski Federation and British Ski and Snowboard (BSS) said.

Russian triple-jumper Pyatykh gets four-year ban: CAS

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 5:41am
ZURICH (Reuters) - The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has imposed a four-year ban on Russian triple-jumper Anna Pyatykh for violating rules on prohibited substances, the tribunal said on Friday.

Hend eyes Presidents Cup audition at Fiji International

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 3:42am
(Reuters) - Australia's Scott Hend put his hand up for Presidents Cup selection after firing a six-under-par 66 to grab a share of the lead after the second round of the Fiji International on Friday.

Cyclist Perkins gets nod from Putin for Russia switch

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 9:49pm
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian cyclist Shane Perkins has been given the green light to attain Russian citizenship by President Vladimir Putin, paving the way for the twice world champion to represent his new country at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

NFL player charged with beating sister's boyfriend

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 8:44pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - An Oakland Raiders cornerback who prosecutors say beat and stomped on his sister's boyfriend was charged on Thursday with assault and battery.

Mayweather on putting legacy on the line: 'It's worth it'

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 7:52pm
(Reuters) - With his superfight against Conor McGregor a little over a week away, Floyd Mayweather struck a reflective tone on Thursday as he discussed the risk of coming out of retirement for a massive payday.

Wie benched for morning matches as Europe go with rookie Hall

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 7:44pm
(Reuters) - Nine-time veteran Cristie Kerr and long-hitting Lexi Thompson will lead off for the United States against Europe's Mel Reid and Charley Hull when the 15th Solheim Cup starts in Iowa on Friday.

Pacquiao versus Horn rematch likely confirmed soon, says Arum

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 7:22pm
(Reuters) - Manny Pacquiao promoter Bob Arum is "optimistic" a rematch between his fighter and Jeff Horn will be confirmed in the next few days, he told Reuters on Thursday.

Every, driving yips cured, leads Stenson by one in Greensboro

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 6:41pm
(Reuters) - Matt Every, on the mend after a case of the driving yips so bad he said it would have driven many to quit, made a perfect start on his way to the first-round lead at the Wyndham Championship on Thursday.

Durant won't go to White House to visit Trump

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 5:08pm
(The Sports Xchange) - If the Golden State Warriors are invited to White House, Kevin Durant said he will not visit with President Donald Trump to celebrate the team's 2017 championship.

Dimitrov beats Del Potro for first time to reach Cincinnati quarters

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 4:45pm
(Reuters) - Grigor Dimitrov beat big-hitting Argentine Juan Martin del Potro for the first time in six career attempts to book a place in the last eight at the Cincinnati Open on Thursday.

Halep has top spot in her sights with Cincinnati win

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 3:33pm
(Reuters) - Romanian second seed Simona Halep stayed on track for a tilt at the world number one spot with a 6-4 6-3 third-round win over Anastasija Sevastova at the Cincinnati Open on Thursday.